I feel like I am not getting involved in college as much as I should. I basically go to my classes and that's it. I don't really go out or anything... I'm majoring in dietetics and want to get involved in some things related to that or just overall fun activities, but I'm not sure what or how. Any suggestions?
The most helpful steps that you can take to become successful in your education and career journey is to get to know yourself better to assure that you are entering into a career area for which you are well suited based upon your personality traits and then meeting and talking to people who are doing what you think that you might want to do, so that you can see what they are doing, how they got there, and what advice and suggestions that they might have.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
Join a campus club for fun activities and visit some dietitians in your area and see if they would let you do volunteer work for them to gain experience in your field of interest. Or find an organization like this one to volunteer at: https://www.wcfrspokane.org/volunteer-openings/
Sometimes you have to just do it! Find some campus clubs or organizations that interest you. Or, ask a professor for recommendations. It could be a Pre-Med club, a political club, religious club, intramural sports team, Toastmasters/Toastmistress (public speaking club), etc. While it is always nice to have a friend to join with, don't hesitate to go it alone!
There will likely be occasions in life where you have to attend an event where you don't know anybody whatsoever. You need to learn to be comfortable in such situations. This is a good start!